Support the Divinity School

Types of Gifts

When you make a gift to the Divinity School, you have flexibility in choosing how to make your gift and in determining how the funds will be used.

  • Unrestricted gifts to the Divinity School give the dean flexibility in allocating funds to meet the greatest need - student scholarships. A gift designated as unrestricted is used to fund theological education at Vanderbilt by providing financial aid for our students.
  • Restricted gifts to the Divinity School are gifts that are directed/ designated to a specific program, scholarship fund, or a department chair. A designated gift allows the donor to enjoy the satisfaction of supporting a program that is personally meaningful to them and their relationship with the Divinity School.

For more information about giving to the Divinity School, please email us or call (615) 322-4205.

Donor Recognition

We are thankful for the continued generosity of our alumni/ae and friends. View the 2020-2021 Divinity School donor roll

Our Schola Prophetarum giving society recognizes donors who make gifts of $2,500 or more annually to the Divinity School. Learn more about Schola Prophetarum and our recognition levels.

Ways to Give


Give online now

By Phone

To inquire by phone, call 1-866-882-FUND (3863). 

By Mail

Send gifts to the following address: 

Vanderbilt University
Gift Processing Office
PMB 407727
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240-7727

*Be sure to make checks payable to Vanderbilt Divinity School, and indicate any special fund designation in the memo line. 

Electronic Bank Draft

If you would like to set up an electronic bank draft, please call 1-866-882-FUND (3863) or use this printable form. Please remember to list "Vanderbilt Divinity School" as the designation. 

Stocks and Securities

To request information on transferring gifts of stocks and securities, please email or call (615) 875-1155. 

Planned Gifts

Learn more about Planned Gift opportunities at Vanderbilt to benefit the Divinity School.

Matching Gifts

Many employers have matching gift programs that could double or even triple your gift. Learn more about matching gifts here.

Additional Information

For additional questions, please email us or call (615) 322-4205. 

Schola Prophetarum Giving Society

The Schola Prophetarum leadership giving society recognizes donors who provide annual support of $2,500 or more to Vanderbilt Divinity School. Contributions from Schola Prophetarum members are part of a vital core of support for our students as they work to transform our world through their faith, passion and commitment to justice. Each year members are honored at the Schola Prophetarum Celebration Reception.

Recognition Levels:

  • Recent Graduate Member*: $1,000
  • Member: $2,500-$4,999
  • Benefactor: $5,000-$9,999
  • Dean's List: $10,000-$24,999
  • Cornelius Vanderbilt Circle: $25,000 or above

*available to recent graduates who have received a Vanderbilt degree within the last 10 years

View the 2020-2021 Divinity School Donor List

For more information, contact the Divinity School Development Office by email or call (615) 322-4205.